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HIV/AIDS in MENA : assessment and policy recommendations (English)

The HIV pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues as one of the most devastating health crises ever. The recent regional HIV/AIDS epidemiological synthesis report entitled characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: Time for strategic action, provides the scientific basis for the policy recommendations detailed here and provides policy makers with an overview of the specific character of the HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome) epidemic in the MENA region. ... See More +

Brief 59410 NOV 01, 2010

Ayodeji Akala, Francisca; Wilson, David; Tawil, Ousama; Abu-Raddad, Laith; Semini, Iris; Riedner, Gabriele

Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa : time for strategic action (English)

Despite a fair amount of progress on understanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemiology globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, and subject to much controversy. ... See More +

Publication 54889 JUN 04, 2010

Wilson, David; Abu-Raddad, Laith J.; Tawil, Ousama; Akala, Francisca Ayodeji; Semini, Iris; Riedner, Gabriele

Male circumcision : evidence and implications (English)

This report summarizes the evidence linking male circumcision and HIV infection, and assesses the implications for HIV prevention programs. The practical implications are especially pertinent in countries with very high HIV prevalence and low circumcision rates - including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia. ... See More +

Brief 37217 AUG 26, 2008

Wilson, David; de Beyer, Joy

HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia : an epidemiological synthesis (English)

The study uncovered a number of major findings which have implications for policy and practice in the country, including: the epidemic may be less severe, less generalized and more heterogeneous than previously believed, with marked regional variations; the diversity of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic seems to be related to sexual behavior patterns; small towns may be HIV hot-spots that have had marginal attention in HIV prevention efforts to date; traditional high-risk groups such as sex workers seem to be reducing some of their risky behaviors. ... See More +

Working Paper 43929 APR 01, 2008

Berhane, Yemane; Mekonnen, Yared; Seyoum, Eleni; Gelmon, Lawrence; Wilson, David;

How GAMET helps countries to improve their HIV response through epidemic, response and policy syntheses (English)

This paper explains what epidemic, response and policy syntheses are, their goals and approach, and how they differ from other types of HIV analyses. ... See More +

Brief 43024 DEC 01, 2007

Wilson, David;

Understanding the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Asia (English)

In thinking about how to support effective national HIV/AIDS responses in the countries of South Asia, an important starting place is a clear sense of the epidemic's pattern and trends. ... See More +

Brief 37219 JUN 01, 2006

Wilson, David; Claeson, Mariam